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in united states army. screaming eagles and 101st division. these guys are real man. brett thank you for your years of service. folks, this country is you all know. i apologize, i've been here for a half an hour i want you to know that. i don't want any record saying i was late. the good news was, there was 250 people still trying to get in. i apologize for our all standing this long. to state the obvious, this country faces the starkest choice for president in my memory. now that governor romney an congressman ryan have been nominated -- i don't need your boos, we need your votes. now that they're a team, i mean this sincerely, those stark differences are more stark. congressman ryan have given a absolutely clear definition for governor romney's vague commitment. in a strange way, we have two incumbent parties. we know exactly what they the other team will do. the reason we do, the house republican party has already passed the ryan budget. has already put in place everything that romney says he's promising to do for the whole nation. take a look at what they did and we will point o
-- of our warriors have been wounded. romney thought of the decision of the president of the united states, we have other countries working with us, nato and afghanistan. the president organized it. all 50 of them said it is time to hand over responsibility to the afghans and bring our 90,000 troops home. what did romney say? he said, that was a mistake. i have seen these warriors. i have traveled in and out of afghanistan and iraq over 20 times. i have seen these kids -- not kids, i have seen these men and women. i have been in the operating base above the mountains and the valley with six kids getting shot at every single night. cold and people off. i have been out there in those armored humvees, the scorching desert. i wish every american could see what i saw on the strips. they raise their right hand with a recruiter and said, i want to join, knowing almost certainly that they would go to iran or afghanistan. -- iran or afghanistan. this is one of the finest generations in the history of america. they should be recognized. and they are. [cheers and applause] we only have one sacred obl
and say to the president of the united states, "you must act." we didn't think that the proposed bill was commensurate to all of the suffering, to the beatings, to the jailing, to the killing that had occurred in the south. amy goodman: congressman john lewis. he's just written a new book called across that bridge: life lessons and a vision for change. i'll continue the interview with him in a moment. [break] [break] amy goodman: "ain't gonna let nobody turn me round," the sncc freedom singers, a group that traveled the country singing and fundraising for the student nonviolent coordinating committee. congressmember john lewis was one of the chairs of sncc. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report, as we return to my interview with the now 13- term democratic congressman, john lewis of georgia, arrested more than 40 times as he fought for voting rights and against segregation in america. just before malcolm x was assassinated, john lewis met with him in africa. they spent several days together. i asked john lewis where they met, what they talked about. rep. j
. as a republican, she was in the minority. look at the trend lines in the united states. in the post world war ii, unions were necessary. the gis came home, they needed jobs. they seem to have a place in society. now, if you look at the trendlines, they are against us. we are against china, south america. a week, the people, are buying that. we are buying things for those countries. just follow the trend line. if you notice the of unemployment reports over the last couple of months, there has been a steady decline in union membership as cities and states have shed public-sector employees across the board. host: what is your bottom line for mike williams? caller: i know mike is trying to drum of union support, but at the end of the day, in my opinion, unionization in the u.s., in the public and private sector, is on the decline. host: mr. williams? guest: several points that i would respond to. first, i will not make any excuses or apologize for the past errors of organized labor. work practices where you have to bring in three people to bring in a light bulb as an example -- i am in construction.
of doubt and decline. we can elect mitt romney the president of the united states and get america back on track. >> shepard: democrats had planned a similar tactic to send vice president bide ton florida during the convention in florida. the president called off that visit because hurricane isaac was hitting. congressman ryan is leading the charge against the president it would appear, carl? >> that's right, shep. republicans are making good their pledge to make this the most aggressive counter argument that's ever happened at a convention. they do site he had planned to be in florida at the republic national convention though they were interrupted by isaac. marco rubio, nikki haley, the governor of south carolina, governor of oklahoma as well. ryan gave what was more the most part a standard stump speech signal the question for the week for are you better off now as you were four years ago reagan made famous. here is paul ryan's 2012 rendition. >> every president since the great depression who asked americans to send them into a second term could say you are better off today than you
lady of the united states. she's here at the time warner cable arena. she's now at the podium the right there. you can see she's getting instructions, trying to begin to get a little feel for that stage up there. the teleprompter that will eventually be there. she's going to deliver a major address here, obviously, in charlotte at the democratic national convention tomorrow night. that's what the first lady will be doing. she's been here now, i'm guessing for at least 45 minutes to an hour. she was up in the sky boxes walking around, doing some television interviews, and just beginning to get a flavor for what's going on. this will be a very important address. she's very popular out there. has high, high approval and favorability numbers. there's no doubt about that. and she's going to be under enormous pressure to deliver that big speech tomorrow night. we're here in "the situation room" watching everything that's going on. gloria borger is here. brianna keilar is here. as we see the first lady, this is normal. everybody does this. all the big speakers, at some point, they come in here
and powerful housing project in the united states, that is the mortgage deduction. it's just that maybe 80% of it is going to go to those making over $100,000 a year. our state legislature doesn't have to, as they did just a few weeks ago, cut $350-something million to wealthier corporations, as they decide to cut in half the allocation to food banks, giving everything that's going on -- given everything that's going on in north carolina. so i do think we have an economic deficit and we have a money deficit as well. >> ray, it's amazing to me that we have managed in the process of our lives together to take off the table from any kind of intelligent conversation whatsoever a military budget which has no relationship whatsoever to what faces us as an international threat, that we are paying in our military side as if we faced five russians simultaneously in the soviet union days and need to keep raising that budget, democrat and republican. now, look, if the wise men of the simpson bowles commission or the bowles-simpson commission really were serious about what they were doing as opposed t
balance of power. >> rose: nobody wants the united states to do that. >> no, i know that! that's why there's a it will bit of disingenuousness of people saying "what must we do?" a no-fly zone. okay, what happens when the syrians shoot at the no-fly zone. what happens when the russians get involved in it's a problem from hell. it'ser the to believe see what's going on. >> is there any answer in terms of somehow a group of countries getting together, neighbors and others, including iran even though that would be very difficult for everybody to come to some kind so solutions because they have the russians, iranians, americans. >> people would have... >>. >> rose: and arabs. >> and iraq. to the extent that it worked it worked because there was one power there. can you imagine a committee of the iranians, the russians, the chinese. and that's my dilemma with it. i don't know how it's going to end. i think this could burn on in different forms for a long time. charlie, step back, what are we seeing? we're seeing two huge political orders crumbling at once. one is called the european union where
teaching the youth of america what we have been doing for hundreds of years in the united states and to eliminate stance. john: most places, just a bunch of kids to eliminate day and we will allow with, but some cities say it would be safe. we have this rule and that rule. it won't even budge. >> with the health departments are the police, as their representatives, have gone out and arrested these kids, almost every case is turned into a public outrage where they're saying he missed the point. you need to back down and the health department is to become supporters. john: you don't say, hey, kids, go sell lemonade, you have adults. john: is how to run a business. he teaches someone what he calls the four p's. >> basically learning the business side easing the four p's top price of products from a place, and profit. figure out what will be selling in, soon be selling it for. >> these 14 steps to success setting goals, planning, finding an investor. make it an investor. >> lemonade day is all about the experience of teaching you every step in the process. john: they have to borrow m
of the united states has officially declared himself an enemy of traditional marriage between one man and one woman. >> you are witness to a modern tale of resurrection. a second-coming. the bible speaks of lazarus, raised by jesus from the grave to walk again among the living. ralph reed, too, has been returned to life, political life. but he goes lazarus one further. lazarus was a poor man. reed is rich, and he just keeps getting richer from mixing religion and politics. and that's a story you don't want to miss. at age 33, ralph reed was the christian right's wonder boy. anointed in a 1995 "time" magazine cover story as the "right hand of god" for spinning the trust of conservative christians into political gold. it was reed who built the christian coalition of televangelist pat robertson into a powerful arm of the republican party. >> as religious conservatives we have finally gained what we have always sought. a place at the table, a sense of legitimacy and a voice in the conversation that we call democracy. >> in 2000, reed helped put george w. bush and dick cheney in the white house. >
at the arizona/mexico border saying welcome all illegals to your united states, our home is your home. megyn: well, what a shift in this federal investigation into sheriff joe arpaio. the feds have now closed their criminal investigation of america's so-called toughest sheriff. the feds releasing that news late on the friday just before the labor day weekend. sheriff arpaio had maintained all along that the lawsuit had no merit, the investigation, i should say. he was accused of abuse of power, mostly for misusing county credit cards, they said, and for allegedly misspending tax money approved for jail-related expenses. this announcement will mark the end of a four-year investigation that technically began under the bush administration, but sheriff joe has maintained that it ramped up under president obama, and he believed it was political. there are still civil suits filed by another group, a group of latinos, against sheriff around pie -- arpaio's office for alleged racial profiling. now the feds have ended their criminal investigation of this man. >>> fox newswet alert for you, president
get things turned around. we can elect mitt romney the next president of united states. we can get america back on track. that is what we can do. [applause] after four -- i love you, too, man. after four years of the runaround, it is time for a turnaround. and that is why we need mitt romney. [applause] what is missing is leadership. leadership to actually see the problem and fix the problem. mitt romney is the kind of person whose entire life story tells us this is the kind of leader we need. very few times before have i ever seen a situation where the man and the moment meet so perfectly. look at what this man has done with his life. look at the beautiful family he has raised. look at the communities he has supported. look at the tens of thousands of jobs he has helped create. remember the olympics when they were back in salt lake? remember the stories of corruption, of bloated, wasteful spending? sounds familiar, doesn't it? what did they do? in utah, they asked the man from massachusetts to drop everything and say the. he moved his family. he said the olympics. he turned around
the decision that the president of the united states, we have 50 allies working with us, naughto and other countries in afghanistan. the president organized them. all 50 of them said it's time to set a date to hand over responsibility to the afghans and bring our 90,000 troops home. now, what did romney say? he said that was a mistake. host: well, rana from boston, massachusetts, are you sticking with the president in 2012? caller: no. but i still have a statement i want to make, peter. host: we're listening. caller: i have written you e-mails, tweeted you, sent you about 30, 40 e-mails and i know some of my neighbors in the addition where i live have said many -- have sent many, many e-mails, because we've discussed this. we want to know who is this woman that gets on sometimes twice a day and every day, they call from tennessee, she has about 10 different names, she says the name is ann. one day they got her on, it was about 9:15, she said her name was ann, s called right back and somebody called her and she got on again, said her name was marsha. now, i know you all know who it is, so t
be the deciding vote for the presidency of the united states of america. and so it is great to be doing this. it is very, very important. >> dolores who co founded the farmer's union knows president obama pretty well. three months ago he awarded the civil rights and labor leader the medal of freedom, country's highest honor. young latinos are motivated and the internet is their platform. >> and they are really excited about this election. it is a good thing. >> tomorrow the california delegation gathers for their first meeting of the convention. they will be meeting priet bright and early with nancy pelosi at their hotel. we will be there too. >> and mark will be live this week from the democratic national convention in charlotte. you can get instant updates by following on him on our facebook page. mark is tweeting at matthews at abc.7. >>> he is a huge clint eastwood fan even though the invisible monologue at the republican convention. the hollywood star spoke with an imaginary president obama in an empty chair just before mitt romney spoke at the gop convention on thursday evening. usa to
this week while the democratic national convention is taking place, the united states' total debt is going to eclipse $16 trillion. that speaks louder than any kind of reminiscing to when bill clinton was president. >> cnn contributors will cain and lz granderson, many thanks to you. and you can take part in the dnc and cnn's election roundtable. this tuesday, join wolf blitzer and our political team for a live virtual chat. go to cnn.com/roundtable and submit your questions, and we will give you the answers in realtime. the "cnn election roundtable" is at 12:00 noon eastern on tuesday. >>> as charlotte preps for the democratic national convention, some who will arrive there won't necessarily receive a terribly warm welcome. they've been called the paparazzi of politics. you'll hear from one, next. >>> newsmakers have to be vigilant nowadays as the paparazzi close in, filming their every move, but we're not talking about hollywood elite. we're talking politicians, whose own words can be used as ammunition against them. kelly m aaher is a tracker for revealingpolitics.com. she'll be at the
. >> we know the latino vote could be the deciding vote for the presidency of the united states of america. and so it is great to be doing this. it is very, very important. >> dolores who co founded the farmer's union knows president obama pretty well. three months ago he awarded andr leader the medal of freedom, country's highest honor. young latinos are motivated and the internet is their platform. >> and they are really excited about this election. it is a good thing. theirhers for theirfornia first meeting of the convention. they will be meeting priet bright and early with nancy pelosi at their hotel. we will be there too. >> and mark will be live this week from the democratic national convention in charlotte. you can get instant updates by following on him on our facebook page. mark is tweeting at matthews at abc.7. >>> he is a huge clint eastwood fan even though the invisible monologue at the republican convention. the hollywood star spoke with an imaginary president obama in an empty chair just before mitt romney spoke at the gop convention on thursday evening. usa today released an
, the united states' total debt is going to eclipse $16 trillion. that speaks louder than any kind of reminiscing to when bill clinton was president. >> cnn contributors will cain and lz granderson. many thanks to you. and you can take part in the dnc and cnn's election round table. this tuesday join wolf blitzer and our political team for a live virtual chat. go to cnn.com/roundtable and submit your questions. we will give you the answers in realtime. the cnn election round table is at 12:00 noon eastern on tuesday. >>> charlotte preps for the democratic national convention. some who will arrive there won't necessarily receive a terribly warm welcome. they've been called the paparazzi of politics. you'll hear from one next. seems they haven't been moving much lately. but things are starting to turn around because of business people like you. and regions is here to help. with the experience and service to keep things rolling. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. so how much do we owe
is as a group, of the new businesses that have been starting in the united states 25% of them have been started by hispanic, latino entrepreneurs and african-americans have lagged. i think one reason is because of integration there are some cultural issues such as starting businesses, access to capital and a lot of, with the unemployment rate i think a lot of very highly accomplished african-american college graduates come into the public sector and we know the public sector is shrinking even as the private sector hires will continue to shrink in one reason they went to the public sector, those jobs or were posted. it's not the byzantine how did i get that job? these were jobs they could compete for for and open spaces and i think that has reaped incredible havoc on the middle class. is an issue i know that reverend jesse jackson has made a top priority and it's an issue every year that ted thinks about an eddie thinks about and there's a lot of focus right now and how do you bring back where the jobs are going to be with small-business entrepreneurship and you know frankly silicon valley. ther
simply bulldozing a few houses isn't going to make the united states and its allies change its tune. on the other hand president bashar al-assad is going to have to think at some point the world will get tired of his brutality and come in and decide whether there is a u.n. mandate or not they are going to indeed step in against president arizona. the latest u.n. enjoy who came out of syria trying to negotiate a peace says he has quote a nearly impossible job trying to do that. the syrians say they are more than happy to talk about a peace deal. they are blaming the united states, allies and some of the gulf countries, saying until the money is withdrawn from the rebels. there can be no peace. bill: leland advice earth is live in our middle east bureau in jerusalem. thank you. martha: the democratic convention kickoff soon behind us here in charlotte. they are continuing to put the finishing touches on it down there. "happening now" talks with former new mexico ambassador bill richardson, brit hume and brian swaoeut stker, and talking about president obama's hypercompetitive nature,
to live in the united states. the council for economic research ranked 300 cities coast-to-coast. i was not surprised to see honolulu on this list of number three. >> number three, that's right. they based these numbers on the cost of consumer services from grocery items to housing, health care, transportation. san francisco also on the list at number four. not surprising considering housing is scares there. >> look at that. >> san jose not far behind. but number one on the list, manhattan. i don't think that's a surprise to anyone. what's interesting how they break out the boroughs, brooklyn, queens in the top ten. >> it's been like this for a while and people keeping moving here in tiny apartments for $5 million. >> no escape anywhere in new york you go. >> least expensive place to live, harlyn again, texas, comes in as least expensive, memphis, tennessee, mcallen, texas, a lot of texas towns. >> that's all in the south which you're seeing a lot of businesses move, especially to atlanta, for example, which isn't on the list, but texas, my home state temple, texas, not far from whe
will be speaking at the united ought auto workers labor day celebration at a local high school. labor day always finds democrats addressing union workers. a little awkward, the right to work state. that's why he's in ohio. live in toledo, kristen, going to hear a lot about the auto bailout, gm, auto workers. obvious what they want the message of the day to be. is it not? >> reporter: absolutely. they are trying to energize the labor vote. we're going to hear all about the ut the auto bailout today, chuck. that's going to make it different from the first two stops on his road to charlotte, a stop in iowa and colorado. today is all about the auto bailout, something that this community cares a lot about. according to the center for automotive research, 12% of folks in ohio have some connection to the auto industry. president obama's going to highlight that. also, of course, this gives him a chance to create a stark contrast between himself and his republican challenger mitt romney who opposed the auto bailout. of course, president obama sees this as one of his signature achievements. get ready to h
sponsored and passed in the congress of the united states. as democrats we recognize that each generation of americans has a rendezvous with a different reality. the answers of one generation become the questions of the next generation. but there is a guiding star in the american firmament. it is as old as the revolutionary belief that all people are created equal, and as clear as the contemporary condition of liberty city and the south bronx. again and again democratic leaders have followed that star and they have given new meaning to the old values of liberty and justice for all. [cheers and applause] we are the party -- we are the party of the new freedom, the new deal, and the new frontier. we have always been the party of hope. so this year let us offer new hope, new hope to an america uncertain about the present, but unsurpassed in its potential for the future. to all those who are idle in the cities and industries of america let us provide new hope for the dignity of useful work. democrats have always believed that a basic civil right of all americans is that their right to earn th
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